2018 FIFA World Cup qualifier

November 15, 2017
November 15, 2017

Australia qualify for World Cup

Australia beat Honduras 3-1 in the second leg of their intercontinental playoff on Wednesday to qualify for next year's World Cup in Russia.

November 15, 2017
November 15, 2017

Denmark rout Ireland with Eriksen treble to reach World Cup

Denmark's Christian Eriksen scores a hat-trick in a 5-1 thrashing of a disjointed Ireland in their playoff second leg to secure the final European berth at next year's World Cup.

October 13, 2017
October 13, 2017

Ecuador suspend five for indiscipline before Argentina game

Five Ecuadorian football players have been suspended from the national side for indiscipline after sneaking out of their team hotel ahead of a 3-1 World Cup qualifying defeat to Argentina in Quito, the Ecuadorian Football Federation says.

October 9, 2017
October 9, 2017

Salah goals take Egypt to 2018 World Cup

Liverpool forward Mohamed Salah converted a stoppage-time penalty to give Egypt a dramatic 2-1 win over Congo Brazzaville and a place at the 2018 World Cup in Russia.

October 4, 2017
October 4, 2017

Argentine hopes on the line in crucial Peru clash

Argentina's stumbling 2018 World Cup qualification campaign faces another awkward hurdle as the misfiring South American giants take on in-form Peru in Buenos Aires.

September 4, 2017
September 4, 2017

Argentina, Chile seek advantage in S.America race

Lionel Messi and Argentina will seek to maintain the pressure on Chile with a victory over Venezuela on Tuesday as South America's 2018 World Cup qualifying race enters the home stretch.

June 22, 2017
June 22, 2017

Queiroz from Man Utd enforcer to Mr. World Cup

Carlos Queiroz was once Alex Ferguson's formidable number two at Manchester United, now he carves out a new reputation: the man who can take your team to the World Cup.

June 14, 2017
June 14, 2017

Tears, anger as China's World Cup dream fades

Marcello Lippi's China vows to fight on after their 2018 World Cup hopes were all but destroyed when Syria's late equaliser left them bottom of their qualifying group and with their captain in tears.

June 11, 2017
June 11, 2017

Southgate heartened by England's resolve

England manager Gareth Southgate says his team's last-gasp 2-2 draw against Scotland demonstrated the kind of mental fortitude he is trying to instill in his players.

March 27, 2017
March 27, 2017

Blind sacked

Danny Blind was sacked as Netherlands coach on Sunday after a 2-0 defeat to Bulgaria left the team's chances of reaching the World Cup finals hanging by the slenderest of threads.